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Do you have two eyes, a nose and most of your front teeth? Well, it takes more than good looks to impress us anyhow, so come on in! You could be the next SKC Rockstar!
BECOME A SKC ROCKSTAR
We’re always in need for experienced writers who are passionate about popular subculture, whether it be waxing nostalgic about Boglins or sharing the latest news on your favorite cult film, comic, cartoon or video game. In return for your services you will garner full recognition for the article, including a short bio and linkage to your website and Twitter account on every post you make. Fancy, right?
Please contact strangekidsclub [at] gmail dot com if you would like to be considered a candidate for “rockstar” status. Be sure to provide details of your own website or blog, past experience and samples (or links) to some of the best articles you’ve written.
LENGTH AND CONTENT
Most articles tend to be between 500 and 750 words in length, but can be longer if that suits your writing style. Longer articles should provide extra depth into the history of your subject matter. For example, a short toy article might explain what it is and where you can get it whereas longer articles should delve into how it was first development and/or released and why. Even shorter articles should cover, at the very least, what about it you like or why it gets you pumped.
Above all, be honest. If you hated something, let the audience know why without being derogatory or insulting. Levity is always better than being overly-critical. Always maintain a level of professional integrity, be fair and honest even if the subject matter is personal in some way. We value both positive and negative sentiments equally at the clubhouse.
Every writer has their own distinct voice and we encourage that around the clubhouse. While articles may be edited for length, language or content our editorial staff strives to never alter the “voice” of its contributors. That said, please be sure to check for spelling, grammar and facts beforehand. Profanity is allowed, but don’t overdue it. Even though this site is geared towards adults doesn’t mean we don’t get younger visitors every now and then. Keep profanity to a minimum.
Aside from everything mentioned above, here are a few last guidelines to keep in mind.
- All articles submitted must be original pieces created for Strange Kids Club. No plagiarism.
- Guest posts cannot be re-purposed for publication elsewhere
- Remember who your target audience is and write accordingly
- Guest posts are currently unpaid (unless you count peer recognition)
- Always check your facts and ALWAYS credit your sources (both images and facts)